Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said the Gautrain would gradually resume its services during the Level 4 of the coronavirus lockdown period. However, the Gautrain will resume its services at only eight of its nine stations as no train to OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park will be available.
Mbalula spoke to the media on Friday afternoon about some changes to regulations governing transport as more people return to work at level 4 of the lockdown period.
According to Mbalula, the Gautrain will be able to transport as much as 50% of its capacity. Social distance must be maintained on the Gautrain and areas will be pointed out at the relevant Gautrain stations where commuters will be able to wait for a train.
The Gautrain will be able to transport passengers in the mornings from 05:00 to 12:00 and in the afternoons from 15:00 to 20:00. However, the last Gautrain of the day will depart at 18:00.
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) will also resume its services over time once all safety precautions have been taken. Services will initially be limited and trains will probably only be able to continue fully at level 3.
Metrorail will not resume its services any time soon. Long distance train rides are still prohibited.